Schwarzkopf Nordic Blonde - L1 ++ Ultimate Lightener
L1 ++ Ultimate Lightener
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Ultimate Lightening Cream from 6 to 8 shades, suitable for light brown to dark brown hair. With Strengthening-Complex & Calcium, cares for the hair while lightening. Intensively bleaches the hair giving it a beautiful bright blonde tone and transforms the hair to a luminous, radiant blonde. The specially developed conditioner with Strengthening-Complex reinforces the hair from within and provides lasting protection, for hair that is noticeably softer and shinier.
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Rating: 2 days ago
my experience with Nordic extreme lightner L +1
I thought i would like to tell you about my experiences with Nordic extdeme lightner L +1.
First i need to say i my hair is normally a very dark brown.Shade 4 on the colour scale, so pretty dark.My hair has naturally reddish undertones to it however and i thought i would like to lighten it somewhat but begrudged 200 bucks at the hairdressers.
I have recently tried some colour remover type products and they had little effect.I guess years and years of dying my hair because of greys was hard to get rid of that way.There was such a build up of it.
Saw this product and so decided to give it a go.I got the extreme version not the srronger one.Also i didnt want blonde hair, i wouldnt suit it.I was pretty sure tho that i could get quite a few shades lighter.
I tried a sample piece of hair first and thought it looked fine.So i thought YOLO ! lol.Whats the worst thing that can happen right !
I put it on and i after only about 15 minutes i could see quite a dramatic col change.I decided to wash it and re asess.It was the nicest shade of coppery red.NOT carrot top tho.The clisest i can say is like Isla Fischer type red maybe.Realllly nice.The only thing was i didnt really have enough with one bottle so went and quickly bought another to put more through lower part of hair.Off i went again brushing it through and it blended it beautifully.OMG my hair is soo nice.Hubby had gone out for a while and gad a lovely surprise when he came home.
So, as you can tell i am pretty happy with the result and it happened with little fuss and bother for me.plus 22 bucks is all it cost.
I honestly couldnt recommend this product highly enough.Also id like to say my hair conidition is unchanged.No damaged look or feel.Need i go on....lol.
Hope this helps
I may just say for others wondering if they should give this a go.My hair is thick and strong, a little coarse perhaps. I say this be ause this may be why it took so well.Good luck guys ☺
Anyone with brunette hair wanting to go several shades lighter.
Rating: Mar 29, 2015 3:40pm
Worked the first time but not the second
First of all I'm naturally Strawberry Blonde.
A couple of years ago I had medium brown hair and decided to use this to put blonde streaks in my hair, it worked perfectly and came out a nice shade of blonde, it wasn't too light nor was it not light enough it was perfect.
But I tried it again at the end of last year, I had dark brown hair and wanted to put blonde streaks in it again. I did the exact same thing as last time except this time it didn't work as it should, it made my hair bright orange... It looked terrible.
So from my experience if you have medium brown hair go for it, but if you have dark brown hair don't bother unless you want it to go bright orange.
Listen to the amount of time that the box says.
Red hair, medium brown hair.
Rating: Mar 27, 2015 5:30pm
Inexpensive and Effective
I love the schwarzkopf Nordic Blonde L1++ and have used this product to previously go from brown to blonde and recently from red to blonde.
The packing is great at identifying the colour your hair will go with the examples on the back of the box. I was worried it wouldn't work going from red to blonde but it worked a charm. It did however create an ombre effect where my regrowth is and where the red dye had been but it looks like a professional job so I love it.
I had to use 2 boxes for my shoulder length hair because of the strength of the red but when I went from brown to blonde 1 box was enough for the same length of hair.
Use the matching toner to remove brassy tones created from dying hair.
Apply in well ventilated room as the smell is strong and can make you lightheaded!
People whose hair is not badly damaged from previous dying as product can dry hair out and cause it to be brittle and snap
Rating: Feb 28, 2015 7:00am
It does dramatically lighten, but at a cost to your hair
My hair is mid to dark brown & is almost waist length. I colour my hair in an unusual way: I've got very pale blonde streaks at the temples where I've got a lot of grey coming through, the rest of my hair is dyed brown (level 6) but I've got ombré ends. The ombré ends aren't as pale as the temple streaks, but I tried my best to get it even. No matter which bleach product you use, the roots always go paler than the lengths because of the heat from your scalp, so you've got to apply product to the lengths first, then after a while apply to the roots. The instructions are easy to follow, gloves & purple toning conditioner are included. I prefer to use a tinting brush & bowl than the applicator bottle. It really pays to do a small colour preview strand to fine tune the application time for your ends compared to your roots. You don't want a two-toned effect.
My ends are a fairly light blonde but very damaged. I can't wash & wear without looking quite frazzled. Heat styling is out. I've been repurchasing this for a while because it's affordable, available everywhere & it does the basic job, but I regret using this on my ends. Don't do what I did & bleach over brown dye. (I've since discovered strippers & colour removers). I recommend using Nordic Blonde Lightener only on virgin hair. I'll continue to bleach just the temple streaks which haven't been touched by dye. Even these areas are dry & damaged after lightening, but not as badly as my ends.
I found it hard to rate this product. It does the job of getting my hair light blonde, but the ends of my hair are very damaged & need constant masks & conditioning treatments I'm considering trying a different brand for my next purchase BRAND RESPONSE: Hi misfortune8,
Thank you for taking the time to feedback about the Schwarzkopf Nordic Blonde Lightener. We are disappointed you found this product unsuitable and apologise for any inconvenience to you.
We would like to assure you that the ingredients in all of our products are tested thoroughly during the production stage and stringent performance evaluation and extensive market research is conducted before the products are made available in retail outlets. We are therefore confident that our products are capable of delivering the results listed when used to its directions.
As everyone’s hair is different, it is reasonable to expect that some products will be better suited on the hair, than others. Your opinion is important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience using Schwarzkopf products. As a leading Haircare Brand this information allows us to constantly upgrade our products and packaging to deliver to you the best quality products for your needs.
From your comment we are unsure of the suitability of your hair and your expectations of the product. May we suggest you call our free Advice Line Monday to Friday on 1800 022 219 to discuss this with you personally.
Once again we apologise for any inconvenience.
• ALWAYS do an allergy test;
• You REALLY need to do a strand preview test because hair at roots & lengths develops at different rates;
• Use a timer.
• Lightening hair from 6-8 shades;
• Use on virgin (undyed) hair.
Rating: Feb 20, 2015 10:11am
I've used this product twice. Yes, because my hair is naturally very dark, I have yellow/brassy tones, but since I'm using this purely as a lightener for dying it another colour, I'm not worried. The thing that worries me is that because my hair is so thick and long, two bottles was apparently not enough either time, so I've got a cap of yellow, and then just brown from my ears down. Great product, but I recommend getting three or four bottles if you have very long, very thick hair.
If you want to use Nordic Blonde L1++ to go blonde, get a blonde hair dye to put in a few days after using this product. Get extra bottles if you have long, thick hair.
All hair types and colours.
Rating: Feb 1, 2015 11:13pm
My in between product !
When I can't get to the hair dressers this is what gets me through until my next visit. It does exactly what I want it to do for my light brown honey blonde roots as I'm usually a platinum blonde. Sometimes if I feel it still looks a bit yellow rather than a white blonde I add live silver toner to the roots and use Matrix blonde shampoo.
Leave on for at least an hour, after then it stops working anyway.
Re-growth or light brown to honey blonde hair only, otherwise ladies with brown or dark brown hair will end up with a orange colour.
Rating: Dec 17, 2014 5:15am
Un-natural looking blonde
My hair had been bleached previously three times professionally before I used this product , I decided to use this due to the fact each salon visit was costing me $200+ and because of all the good reviews I had read about this. My natural hair is dark brown almost black , when I used this product my roots had grown through quite a lot and the rest of my hair was a yellow blonde tone
with a lot of orange/copper undertones underneath. I applied this to my roots for the same time (45 minutes ) as the the rest of my hair which was the biggest mistake I made as my roots were white and the rest of my hair was even more yellow then before. I also had a few very light blonde bits in my hair before and they turned yellow as for the orange/copper undertones in my hair this product did nothing to help that and the orange bits stayed the same colour . As a result all up from using this product I ended up with very un-natural looking yellow hair with white and orange roots. I will now be going back to Priceline tomorrow to get a chestnut brown shade to cover this hideous yellow
- I would urge everyone who uses this product to apply to roots on the last 10-15 minutes of the lightening process otherwise you will end up with ether very light roots or even orange/yellow roots compared to the ends of hair
- please don't use this product if you already have a dark shade or medium shade of blonde. Go for a less stronger lifting Lightener
- if you have orange tones in your hair don't use this as it won't work . Use blue bleach instead and follow up with an ash blonde hair dye as both of these products get rid of orange tones
- have a box of blonde hair dye preferably ash blonde or natural blonde , and a blonde toner on hand just incase (although this Lightener does have a small packet of blonde purple toner that comes with it )
People who have never died their hair before or had it bleached :)
Rating: Sep 15, 2014 11:24am
My go to product
I love this stuff, when I was younger I coloured my hair black for a few years, loving the dark gothic look, now being older I know black does NOT suit me at all, I wanted to go blonde, so I began using this product and going through the lightening process. Obviously having coloured black hair, after using this product my hair went a yellow/orange colour which is to be expected! I left it that colour for a month or two and used deep conditioning treatments to help repair some of the damage before I used another bleach, which then took my hair to a platinum blonde colour :) Granted some area's were patchy but i then went over it with an ash blonde colour and it looked great! Don't be disheartened if your hair goes an orange/yellow colour, it is to be expected and is all part of the process :)
I personally wouldn't leave on for more than 30 minutes but if your hair isn't that damaged then it may be okay for up to 45 minutes.
Anyone wanting to lighten their hair
Rating: Aug 4, 2013 1:21pm
Awesome Lightener, That Works On Any Hair Colour!
I'm a natural read head, sure I have dyed my hair a few times, yes there was currently colour in my hair, but my roots had grown back a considerable amount, when I used this in my hair it even made the roots go blonde, the colour my hair went from it was a nice honey blonde.
I would reccommend this to anyone! It worked so well in my hair and my natural colour wasn't even on the box!
If you are a natural read-head, I know the box sais a certain amount of time but go by the longest amount of time on the box then leave in for an extra 30mins-1hour, it didn't hurt my hair, it made it a nice honey blonde and i'm highly satisfied with it.
Red hair, brown hair, black hair or even blonde hair! It works great.
Rating: Mar 27, 2013 8:13pm
After bleaching my black hair multiple times with bleach (peroxide), I finally reached a somewhat blonde colour, and opted to use a less harsher product to lighten my hair. It worked wonderfully, and I got compliments on how great the blonde looked! I have recommended this product to many of my friends and they love it too. :)